Steel building kits designed just for Texas
Texas Metal Buildings: Prefab Barndominiums, Storage And Garages
No matter where you live in Texas, SteelMaster has a building that will suit your needs. With buildings sold in over 200 counties in the state, you can trust our experienced team of design specialists to work with you to create your perfect building.
Texas Metal Buildings: FAQs
What are the most popular applications for Quonset huts in Texas?
Most buildings we sell are garage and storage buildings, but the versatility and cost efficiency of arch buildings allow Texans to use them in all sorts of ways, like:
- Storage sheds
- Container covers
- Equipment storage
We offer a variety of sizes ranging from 10′ x 10′ up to 80′ x 200′ so you can find small metal storage shed or a large prefab garage. We make it easy to design, get state-approved blueprints and build your own building steel building.
Why use a Quonset hut for a barndominium in Texas?
The barndominium trend gained traction following an episode of the HGTV hit series Fixer Upper. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a horse barn into a functional and practical home for a Waco, Texas family. Because a Quonset hut makes the perfect barn – arch construction, open design, and the strength of steel – it also makes the perfect barndominium.
A SteelMaster farm building is the perfect way to get in on the barndominium craze without breaking the bank. Unlike typical straight wall metal buildings, SteelMaster Quonset Huts have a 100 percent clear span design. Our buildings do not need beams or trusses for support, which leaves plenty of space inside of the structure to create the barndominium floor plan of your dreams. Existing barndominiums for sale won’t allow you to have the same level of customization.
Do you need to know how to weld or hire a construction crew?
SteelMaster buildings were designed with a DIYer in mind. Our prefab kits do not require any cutting, welding, or heavy equipment to assemble. The average cost for welding per hour (labor and materials) is around $300 and in Houston, Texas it averages $440. All of the steel panels in each kit are already prefabricated at our factory before it gets delivered to your doorstep to be assembled using just one size nut and bolt to construct. This eliminates the need for welding and reduces the time it takes to construct and the cost.
An average-sized metal building can be erected with the help of a small non-professional construction crew in a just few days. We’ve worked to make the process simple and cost-effective. For larger applications, you may elect to rent a scissor lift or small crane, however, that’s not always necessary.
Why does the Texas agriculture industry prefer Quonsets?
SteelMaster offers a wide range of customizable agricultural storage buildings that come in different models and sizes good for the diverse agricultural exports of Texas like livestock, cotton, hay, animal feed, fruits and vegetables. If you need a dependable steel farm building, a SteelMaster metal Quonset Hut is the smart and economical choice.
For livestock, our metal barn kits can provide a place for animals to seek shelter, rest or feed. The buildings have the ability to be open on both ends, one end or closed if access needs to be limited. The arches are easy to clean—just dampen a cloth and use a bit of soap to wipe down the steel arches. Plus, steel walls will resist breakage when kicked by animals.
Can a Quonset survive the variety of natural disasters in Texas?
Texas has the highest number and greatest variety of natural disasters for any state. This is partly due to its size and its unique geography, having access to the coastal weather patterns and being in the southern extent of “Tornado Alley” covering the heart of Texas. So can Quonsets stand up to hurricanes, tornados and the hail and floods that come with them? Yes!
Our prefabricated Quonset Huts are High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) certified and recognized by FEMA for disaster resistance construction so they can withstand hurricane-force and tornado-force winds that occur in Texas. Our high-grade commercial steel has the best high-speed wind resistance of any other kind of building, being able to withstand wind speeds of 190MPH.
How strong are arch buildings compared to traditional buildings in severe storms?
The average home is built with plywood, lumber and particleboard, making it more vulnerable to hurricanes, tornados or severe storms compared to steel arches. SteelMaster’s overlapping arch panels are made with high-quality, commercial grade steel bolted together to form a strong internal support system to prevent a structural collapse.
Fluctuating wind speeds during storms can increase pressure on parts of a structure, causing connections between the buildings’ components to fail in traditional buildings. Once a small crack is formed, the rapid changes in air pressure will rip a building apart. To avoid significant wind and impact damage from storms, buildings must have a series of reinforcements tying every structural element together from roof to foundation, much like a chain. This is exactly how SteelMaster’s Quonset Huts are built.
Will Quonsets reduce the risk of fire damage?
Wildfire season in Texas is typically between February and April, but with some drought conditions, the risk can be year-round. After one of the worst wildfire seasons in the U.S., more Texans are becoming interested in fire-resistant buildings. One of the many advantages of owning a Quonset Hut is its unmatched protection from fire-related disasters.
People who own steel Quonset Huts already have a significant advantage over those who have traditional straight-wall buildings because of the engineered fire resistance in a Quonset Hut. The International Building Code recognizes that steel is non-combustible, which means our fire-resistant metal buildings easily meet the codes of every locality across the country. Steel buildings are considered to be both type 1 and type 2 buildings in fire codes.
What Texas businesses have worked with SteelMaster?
Businesses all throughout Texas have worked with SteelMaster to design and deliver buildings that add to their bottom line. San Antonio-based grocery store chain H-E-B used a SteelMaster roofing kit to create a unique design for the company’s store in the Mueller neighborhood of Austin. The design team chose the steel roof, reminiscent of an airplane wing, to honor the area’s history as the former site of a major Austin airport.
“We quickly decided on SteelMaster as we researched material options for a long-span deep-V roof. Their product quality and selection was exactly what we needed and their technical assistance during the design process was excellent,” said a spokesperson from the architecture firm that worked on the project.
America’s Icehouse, one of the hottest party spots in Texas City, uses a SteelMaster container cover roof as a cover for the bar’s stage, which has welcomed several musicians over the years. The bar’s unique concept is called “Steel and Sail.”
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